Women in Cancer

2019 March Newsletter


Mentor of the Month?

Nominate the next Mentor of the Month!

WinC/AlinC provides a platform to increase visibility of great mentors on an international level. If you have someone in mind that has been an important mentor to you please email our Project Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. By April 10th!

Oncologist in the Hot Seat

Have a burning question related to work-life balance, leadership, mentorship, or career development?

We have been featuring esteemed oncologists across Canada since 2013. From British Columbia, we are very pleased to introduce Dr. Jason Hart.

Send your questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have them answered by our Oncologist in the Hot Seat!

Article Recommendation

How the health care leadership gender imbalance hurts your organization – and 4 ways to make a change

Veena Lanka, MD


“The solutions offered so far have focused on coaching women to navigate the glass ceiling by leaning in and speaking up. Not only has this failed to make a significant dent in the problem, it inadvertently masks the real drivers that continue to perpetuate the gap. It is time for those in positions of influence and authority to shift the burden of fixing this off the shoulders of the very group marginalized by it.”

Check out this article to learn more about the implications of gender imbalance in health care leadership, as well as actionable ways to address this issue.

Upcoming Events

WinC/ AlinC AGM
Toronto, ON
May 3rd, 2019

Mentorship for early career family physicians: Is there a role for the First Five Years in the Family Practice Committee and the CFPC?

A mixed-methods investigation was conducted by the First Five Years in Family Practice Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada to look at potential benefits, challenges, models, demographic characteristics and important match criteria for mentoring relationships. They concluded that mentorship is beneficial for not only mentees, but also mentors. Take a look at the article and the figure below to learn about their other findings!


Why Doctors Need Leadership Training


“… physicians are neither taught how to lead nor are they typically rewarded for good leadership… leadership skills are rarely taught and reinforced across the continuum of medical training. As more evidence shows that leadership skills and management practices positively influence both patient and healthcare organization outcomes, it’s becoming clear that leadership training should be formally integrated into medical and residency training curricula.”

Make sure to follow @WomenInMedicineChat on twitter for live discussions among physicians from across the globe on issues women in medicine face.

Sundays @ 9pm EST

Book Recommendation

Mentorship in Medicine: A Book on Mentoring in the Medical Profession

In this book, Dr. Bertha Chioma Ekeh discusses the types of mentors and the benefits and challenges of mentoring in the medical profession. She also provides guidance regarding the implementation of formal mentoring programmes for institutions lacking such initiatives.

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Mentorship-Medicine-Mentoring-Profession-Motivational/dp/1725709988

As networking and mentorship are invaluable to medicine and advancements in the field of oncology, All in Cancer (AlinC) and Women in Cancer (WinC) were developed to improve mentorship connections, provide leadership skills resources, and improve collaboration amongst oncologists through a secure online networking platform.

Join the discussion on the AlinC or WinC Discussion Forum today.

Encourage your colleagues to join the largest online networking forum for medical, radiation, surgical, and hematological oncologists and trainees in Canada.

Visit www.allincancer.org or www.womenincancer.org for more information.

Happy networking!

Membership is entirely free.

Membership is restricted to medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists as well as hematologists and trainees.

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